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Auction Description for Julien's: Property From the Estate of Les Paul
Auction Description:
Property From the Estate of Les Paul

Property From the Estate of Les Paul

by Julien's Auctions


357 lots | 353 with images

June 9, 2012

Live Auction

9665 Wilshire Boulevard

Beverly Hills, CA, 90210 USA

Phone: 310-836-1818

Fax: 310-742-0155

Email: info@juliensauctions.com

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LES PAUL ELECTRONICS

Lot 385: LES PAUL ELECTRONICS

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Description: Three storage bins containing a quantity of potentiometers, some from the 1950s and in original packaging.Bins 16 x 17.5 x 23 inches each

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LES PAUL CATALOGS

Lot 386: LES PAUL CATALOGS

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Description: A group of thirteen vintage product catalogs and manuals from Spectra Sonics, Signetics, RFL Industries and others, together with loose pages.11 by 8 1/2 inches

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LES PAUL GUITAR SCHEMATICS

Lot 387: LES PAUL GUITAR SCHEMATICS

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Description: An identical pair of full scale schematic blue prints with full specifications titled, "Les Paul custom 68 style" and dated April 8, 1968.30 by 55 inches

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LES PAUL ELECTRONICS

Lot 388: LES PAUL ELECTRONICS

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Description: A group of eleven assorted electronic items including: a Hewlett Packard distortion analyzer, model 330-B, serial number 1981; a General Radio Variac, serial number 023068; an Electronic Measurement Co., Regatran Mem. Conductor Power Supply, model TO36, serial number 2004; an Ampex microphone preamplifier, model 43646, serial number 105; a Ballantine Labs VTVM volt meter, model DWG 31452, serial number 2620; an Altec 1589B mixer/amplifier; a Mattes power amplifier; a JBL SG66 Professional Series model 5234A frequency dividing network, electronic crossover; a Ross 31 band electronic equalizer; and a pair of Acopian power supplies.Largest 10 by 19 by 13 1/2 inches

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LES PAUL RECORDING EQUIPMENT

Lot 389: LES PAUL RECORDING EQUIPMENT

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Description: A Tascam MX24 24SE twenty-four track digital multitrack recorder, serial number 004769. Together with the original owners manual in a three ring binder and the remote control unit for the Tascam RC-2424 by Timeline.7 by 19 by 17 1/2 inches

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LES PAUL WIRELESS TRANSMITTERS

Lot 390: LES PAUL WIRELESS TRANSMITTERS

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Description: A small case containing: a Sennheiser stereo transmitter, with in-ear monitors and body packs, model number EW300IEM; two transmitters model SR300IEM, one of them with serial number 101394; a body pack receiver, serial number 101355; a body pack receiver, serial number 101813; and two sets of the custom molded in-ear monitors with "Les Paul" written on them. 7 by 19 by 12 inches

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LES PAUL ELECTRONICS

Lot 391: LES PAUL ELECTRONICS

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Description: A JK Audio guest module 1 keypad together with an innkeeper 1 Digital Hybrid for radio or television talk shows, teleconferencing, or auto-answer IFB feeds. 2 by 11 by 8 inches

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LES PAUL HEALTH CARDS

Lot 392: LES PAUL HEALTH CARDS

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Description: A paper Medicare card effective June 1, 1980 signed in black ink, "Lester W Polfuss." Together with a Cleveland Clinic patient plus card and three Medtronic cards detailing the models and implant dates for Paul's pacemaker and associated parts.Largest 2 1/4 by 3 1/2 inches

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LES PAUL HEALTH CARDS

Lot 393: LES PAUL HEALTH CARDS

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Description: A paper Medicare card effective June 1, 1980 signed in blue ink, "Lester W Polfuss." Together with three AFTRA healthcare cards.Largest 2 1/4 by 3 1/2 inches

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LES PAUL PINS

Lot 394: LES PAUL PINS

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Description: A pair of Les Paul nametags including one for Gibson and the other Norlin, together with five souvenir pins including a Presidential seal, a novelty harmonica keychain, Country Music Hall of Fame keychain, Gibson medallion suspended from chain and a WINZ 940 buckle.Largest 2 by 3 1/8 inches

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LES PAUL AWARDS

Lot 395: LES PAUL AWARDS

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Description: A group of three awards presented to Les Paul from various New Jersey organizations including Paul's New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame induction medal awarded in 1996, the New Jersey Pride award presented in 1997 and an award for service to country music in the state of New Jersey presented in 1993.Largest 13 1/2 by 16 1/2 inches

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LES PAUL AWARD

Lot 396: LES PAUL AWARD

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Description: A framed art print of guitar legend Django Reinhardt mounted with plaque reading, "The Django Reinhardt Society Award / Presented to / Les Paul / For Contributions to the music and legacy / of Django Reinhardt / New York / May 17, 1985."24 1/2 by 18 1/2 inches

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LES PAUL FAT TUESDAYS SIGN

Lot 397: LES PAUL FAT TUESDAYS SIGN

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Description: A custom created, carved and painted wood sign commemorating 10 years of the Les Paul Trio playing every Monday night at Fat Tuesday's in New York City.10 1/2 by 34 inches

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1991 GIBSON LES PAUL BASS

Lot 398: 1991 GIBSON LES PAUL BASS

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Description: Serial number 93531339 - 1991 Gibson Les Paul Bass, tobacco sunburst, in original case. Together with handwritten notes and schematic. 9.5

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1991 GIBSON LES PAUL BASS

Lot 399: 1991 GIBSON LES PAUL BASS

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Description: Serial number 93521306 - 1991 Gibson Les Paul Bass, sunburst, in original hardshell case. Together with handwritten notes and schematic. 9.5

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1991 GIBSON LES PAUL BASS

Lot 400: 1991 GIBSON LES PAUL BASS

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Description: Serial number 93391305 - Gibson Les Paul Bass, natural unbound maple top, mahogany body, black hardware, Bartellini pickups, in original case. Together with handwritten notes and schematic. 9.5

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1982 GIBSON VICTORY BASS

Lot 401: 1982 GIBSON VICTORY BASS

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Description: Serial number 80752589 - 1982 Gibson Victory Bass, black, in original case with paperwork. 9

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1971 FENDER PRECISION BASS

Lot 402: 1971 FENDER PRECISION BASS

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Description: Serial number 319908 - 1971 Fender P Bass, sunburst, in a Gibson case. 9

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1974-1975 GIBSON LES PAUL RECORDING MODEL BASS

Lot 403: 1974-1975 GIBSON LES PAUL RECORDING MODEL BASS

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Description: Serial number 628360 - 1974 - 1975 Gibson Les Paul Recording model bass, brown, two low impedance pickups, in original case with paperwork. Together with handwritten note reading in full, "This is a Les Paul Bass -/ Lo Impedance -/ Against my wishes Gibson Pres. / would not make it lighter - with long scale / length - I really believe this could have / been a winner - / Les." 9.5

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2001 GIBSON LES PAUL BASS

Lot 404: 2001 GIBSON LES PAUL BASS

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Description: Serial number 01521487 - 2001 Gibson Les Paul Bass, sunburst, in original case with paperwork. 9.5

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1988 SPECTOR BASS

Lot 405: 1988 SPECTOR BASS

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Description: Serial number 1373 - 1988 Spector bass, cherry red, flame maple, EMG pickups, gold hardware, brass nut, in original case. 9.5

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1972-1975 GIBSON LES PAUL RECORDING MODEL BASS

Lot 406: 1972-1975 GIBSON LES PAUL RECORDING MODEL BASS

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Description: Serial number 630396 - 1972 - 1975 Gibson Les Paul Recording bass, walnut, bridge cover removed but present, in original case. 9.5

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1978 GIBSON LES PAUL RECORDING MODEL

Lot 407: 1978 GIBSON LES PAUL RECORDING MODEL

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Description: Serial number 71648034 - 1978 Gibson Les Paul Recording model cherry sunburst with two high impedance jacks, in original case with note reading, "Played in Clev" perhaps referring to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The truss rod cover for the guitar says "Custom" but this is in fact a recording model. handwritten note, some play wear. Together with a handwritten note about the guitar. 8.5

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1972 GIBSON LES PAUL SIGNATURE

Lot 408: 1972 GIBSON LES PAUL SIGNATURE

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Description: Serial number 102414 - 1972 Gibson Les Paul Signature model prototype, goldtop, with original case and paperwork. Note on case reads in part, "2-Lo-Im Pickups with Lo-Hi circuitry...2-input jacks - back pickup doesn't work." 9

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1972 GIBSON LES PAUL SIGNATURE MODEL GOLDTOP

Lot 409: 1972 GIBSON LES PAUL SIGNATURE MODEL GOLDTOP

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Description: Serial number 177262 - 1972 Les Paul Signature model goldtop, in original case. 9.5

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2005 GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM 90TH ANNIVERSARY

Lot 410: 2005 GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM 90TH ANNIVERSARY

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Description: Serial number 01505509 - 2005, 90th Anniversary Gibson Les Paul Supreme, goldtop, natural back and sides, in original case. with original hardshell case. Les Paul Custom features, Super 400 inlays, 90th inlaid on 12th fret, carved back and side. 9.5

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GIBSON LES PAUL 1956 RE-ISSUE GOLDTOP

Lot 411: GIBSON LES PAUL 1956 RE-ISSUE GOLDTOP

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Description: Serial number 12663 - Gibson Les Paul 1956 Re-issue, goldtop with two soap bar P90 soapbar pickups, Tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, and all appointments of a 1956 Les Paul, in original case with paperwork. 9.5

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1972 GIBSON LES PAUL SIGNATURE

Lot 412: 1972 GIBSON LES PAUL SIGNATURE

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Description: Serial number 183834 - 1972 Gibson Les Paul Signature Model, goldtop in original case. Back of the headstock is signed by Les Paul. 9.5

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2005 GIBSON LES PAUL STANDARD GOLDTOP

Lot 413: 2005 GIBSON LES PAUL STANDARD GOLDTOP

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Description: Serial number 01045323 - 2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard, goldtop, Humbucker pickups and gold frets. Gift from Gibson to Les Paul on his 95th birthday as noted on original case. 9.5

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1988 GIBSON LES PAUL STANDARD GOLDTOP

Lot 414: 1988 GIBSON LES PAUL STANDARD GOLDTOP

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Description: Serial number 80393G - 1988 Gibson Les Paul, 1952 re-issue goldtop, serial number is inked on, pickguard is inscribed "Les Paul, 8-18-88" indicating that it was an anniversary gift from Gibson. Original protector case, with original shipping tag that says "Les Paul for Les Paul". 10

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1969 GIBSON LES PAUL GOLDTOP

Lot 415: 1969 GIBSON LES PAUL GOLDTOP

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Description: Serial number 836060 - 1969 Les Paul goldtop Deluxe in original case. Back of the headstock is signed by Les Paul. Together with a handwritten note reading, "frets on low side - dip in middle - P.U. good would like jumbo frets." 9

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LES PAUL GUITAR SCHEMATICS

Lot 416: LES PAUL GUITAR SCHEMATICS

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Description: An identical pair of full scale schematic blue prints with full specifications titled, "Les Paul standard 68 model" and dated April 8, 1968.30 by 49 1/2 inches

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Lot 417: LES PAUL SCHEMATICS

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Description: A folder containing over fifty pages of notes and hand drawn schematics for guitar circuitry and pots, some in Paul's hand. Notes date between 1956 and 1975.11 by 8 1/2 inches

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LES PAUL PHOTOGRAPH

Lot 418: LES PAUL PHOTOGRAPH

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Description: A matted and framed color photograph of Les Paul, which was used on the cover of the October, 1958 issue of "Radio Electronics" magazine, signed on the matte, lower right "Frank Pecora 1975." Overall 18 1/4 by 16 1/4 inches

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LES PAUL ELECTRONICS

Lot 419: LES PAUL ELECTRONICS

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Description: A storage bin containing approximately ten pieces of test equipment including volt meters, frequency controllers, tube and transistor testers.Bin 16 by 17 1/2 by 23 inches

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LES PAUL COPPER WIRE

Lot 420: LES PAUL COPPER WIRE

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Description: Two storage bins containing a quantity of spooled copper pickup wire together with other miscellaneous wire.Bins 16 by 17 1/2 by 23 inches each

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LES PAUL ELECTRONICS

Lot 421: LES PAUL ELECTRONICS

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Description: Two storage bins containing a quantity of miscellaneous electronics including a resistance decade box, vacuum tubes, motors, cables, connectors, capacitors, transformers and a box of index cards with typed song titles.Bins 16 by 17 1/2 by 23 inches each

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LES PAUL ELECTRONICS

Lot 422: LES PAUL ELECTRONICS

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Description: A storage bin containing approximately 20 miscellaneous direct boxes, headphone junction boxes, some custom made by Les Paul with hand drawn schematics.16 by 17 1/2 by 23 inches

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LES PAUL ELECTRONIC SUPPLIES

Lot 423: LES PAUL ELECTRONIC SUPPLIES

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Description: Five storage bins containing a quantity of electronic components including circuit boards, switching boxes, soldering supplies, tubes and other miscellaneous parts.Bins 16 x 17.5 x 23 inches each

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LES PAUL AMPEX RECORDING MACHINE

Lot 424: LES PAUL AMPEX RECORDING MACHINE

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Description: An early 1970s Ampex MM1000, sixteen track recording machine, two-inch tape, with custom VSO, serial number 260, with AC cable and side block. This machine has been completely re-built and is in good condition. This was the first Ampex sixteen track machine, and is still used by the recording industry today. This is the main machine used by Paul in his main home studio. Bottom left stack, #15, has cracked VU meter glass.65 by 41 by 27 1/2 inches

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LES PAUL RECORDING EQUIPMENT

Lot 425: LES PAUL RECORDING EQUIPMENT

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Description: An Ampex model AG 440 two track stereo tape recorder, serial number 1491688 together with an Ampex AG -440-C stereo mastering deck/recording machine, serial number 3451734. These machines, probably from late 1960s to early 1970s, were once used in the main control room. 44 by 24 by 28 inches

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LES PAUL RECORDING EQUIPMENT

Lot 426: LES PAUL RECORDING EQUIPMENT

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Description: A pair of recording machines including: an Ampex, two track, stereo mastering deck, half inch, with Les Paul's handwritten "# 1" and two serial numbers, 117154 and 94889; and a mono Ampex tape deck model number 4020251-05, serial number 94979. Largest 54 by 29 by 29 inches

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LES PAUL RECORDING EQUIPMENT

Lot 427: LES PAUL RECORDING EQUIPMENT

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Description: An early 1970s, Ampex MM1000 16 track recording machine with two-inch tape, head stack lacking, serial number 163. This was the first Ampex 16 track machine, and is still widely used in the recording industry. 65 by 41 by 24 inches

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LES PAUL RECORDING MACHINE

Lot 428: LES PAUL RECORDING MACHINE

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Description: Late 1960s to early 1970s Ampex 8 track, one inch, recording machine, with eight individual channels. These machines are popular due to their rich analog sound. This machine was used by Paul in his first home recording studio.64 by 24 by 28 inches

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LES PAUL RECORDING GEAR

Lot 429: LES PAUL RECORDING GEAR

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Description: An early brown Ampex, half-inch, reel to reel machine, no model number. 37 by 25 by 26 inches

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LES PAUL ELECTRONICS

Lot 430: LES PAUL ELECTRONICS

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Description: A rack on casters containing: an Ampex quarter inch reel, audio electronics model, a pre-stereo mono model; a pitch meter; a Log Corp W66 audio oscillator; and a Bogen tube power amplifier. The back of the unit features two VU meters mounted into a cardboard box, a quick hand-made solution created by Paul. 54 by 25 by 25 1/2 inches

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LES PAUL ELECTRONICS RACK

Lot 431: LES PAUL ELECTRONICS RACK

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Description: An outboard rack containing: a very early 1950s Hewlett Packard test oscillator; Ibanez digital reverb model SDR-1000; grey panel Dorrough Electronics stereo signal test set model 1200 with high end VU set; grey Lexicon LXP-15 effects processor; Technics FM stereo tuner, ST-9030; a 3 by 48 point quarter inch patch bay; early grey panel Pultec line mixer MH-4, four channels in and mono out, serial number 1352; and a black panel Universal Audio digital metronome model 962 serial number 86. 72 1/8 by 20 by 22 inches

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LES PAUL EFFECTS RACK

Lot 432: LES PAUL EFFECTS RACK

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Description: A rack mounted, Fairchild model 658 Reverbetron Dynamic Reverberation System, with a Rosner custom sound, power transformer, custom equalizer and Paul's custom EQ system on the back to control the tone. This is one of the earliest reverberation systems likely designed for use in movie theaters. Paul used this rack in conjunction with his home echo chamber. 70 1/2 by 22 by 25 inches

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LES PAUL ELECTRONICS RACK

Lot 433: LES PAUL ELECTRONICS RACK

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Description: A control room outboard rack containing: one silver panel UREI model 1178 stereo two channel compressor limiter, serial number 1791, mid to late 1970s; two black panel UREI model 1176 LN compressor limiter units by Universal audio serial numbers 4848 and 1175; silver panel Lang PEQ-2 program equalizer; two grey panel Melcor GE-20 graphic equalizers with rotary switches; two early to mid 1970s Pultec model EQP-10S equalization systems, serial numbers 5512 and 6583, one with an NBC New York tag; QE stereo filter unit with three stereo band equalizers and low/high pass filters at the rear of the rack; two very early black panel Universal Audio 176 limiting amplifier tubes, serial numbers 49 and 51, among the earliest known; black face Fostex digital delay model 3050; blue face Orban stereo synthesizer model 245F; brown panel Limpander limiter expander tube with a large, very complex custom built ac distribution unit on the back of rack hand wired by Les Paul. This was Paul's main control room compressor limiter, EQ rack for everything that he recorded in his studio. 78 1/2 by 24 by 22 1/2 inches

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LES PAUL AMPLIFIERS

Lot 434: LES PAUL AMPLIFIERS

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Description: A pair Ampex record level amplifiers with five knobs and VU meter, model 30960-05. Together with an Ampex mono tape amplifier, model 309501, serial number 445. Largest 8 by 20 by 8 1/2 inches

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